Ah, stats. Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, WordPress will be sure to shove them in your face. You can't avoid them, but how often do you seek them out? I decided right from the start of my blogging life that I didn't want to pay any more attention to stats than I could… Continue reading How Often Do You Look at Your Blog’s Stats?
If you aren't trying to grow your blog out there in the world, this post will be completely irrelevant. This is a newer version/compilation of a couple of posts I've done before on building backlinks to your blog and domain authority. What is domain authority? Domain authority (DA) is a scoring system that was developed… Continue reading Generating Backlinks and Boosting Domain Authority
I have an Instagram account that I rarely use. The odd time I do log in, though, I see a lot of people who are either no longer on WordPress or barely using it, but are very present in Instagram. So, for today's post, I wanted to talk about people moving from WP to Instagram.… Continue reading To Instagram or to Blog, Is That the Question?
Are you still using the same blog theme that you started with? Do you want to switch things up but can't figure out what to switch to? Today, let's talk themes. I started off blogging with Sela, which was a free theme. Then Sela was retired. I wasn't forced to change, but I figured if… Continue reading How Do You Choose Your Blog Theme?
Most bloggers are very well-intentioned and would try to steer clear of any potential copyright violations. However, it's not hard to inadvertently cross the line from okay to dodgy. So, let's chat about some issues that might come up. Copyright notice There doesn't have to be a notice asserting the content owner's copyright for that… Continue reading Tips for Bloggers to Avoid Copyright Violations
Ah, WordPress. We love to complain about it in all its buggy glory, yet here we are. One of the things that divides people is the WordPress Reader, so let's chat about it. Doofus-friendlier I'm very gung-ho WP Reader. It makes life so much easier. I don't want blog notifications clogging up my inbox. And… Continue reading The WordPress Reader: Love It or Hate It?
As bloggers, some of us write for ourselves, some of us write for our readers, and many of us do some combination of both. But what about when certain kinds of posts are less popular? Whether you're writing more for yourself or for others, there's no right or wrong, but there may be an approach… Continue reading What’s Less Popular on Your Blog… But You Publish Anyway?
I wrote a little while ago about using pages for your blog in addition to posts. It seems like the most popular and in demand type of page, aside from your home page and the page where your blog posts show up, is an About page. So let's talk about what might go on an… Continue reading What Should Go On A Blog’s About Page?
It's human nature to compare ourselves to others, and the world of blogging is no exception. It can be easy to compare what someone else is doing to what we're doing, and frame it all within our own context. But it doesn't work that way; we all have different skills and things we struggle with.… Continue reading Do You Feel Impressed by Other Bloggers’ Abilities?
Before we get into the post, I'll quickly answer the title question about how long blog posts should be. They should be however long you want them to be, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Now that we've got that out of the way, let's chat about some factors that might come into play.… Continue reading How Long Should Blog Posts Be?